Forward Hayley Raso
- Height 162cm
- D.O.B. 5/9/94
Debut: Friendly v New Zealand on 24 June 2012
Clubs played for: Canberra United, Brisbane Roar, Washington Spirit, Melbourne Victory, Portland Thorns, Brisbane Roar
Her 2018 so far:
After the incredible heights of 2017, this year has been a frustrating one for Raso.
The young forward led Portland Thorns to the NWSL Championship in 2017 and quickly became a fan favourite after racking up six goals and three assists.
She returned to Australian shores on loan with Brisbane Roar for the 2017/18 campaign and would collect another piece of silverware - leading the club to their third Premiership.
However, injury has been niggling away at Raso all the while. She sustained an injury to her left knee while playing for Roar and then suffered a lateral collateral ligament tear on her right during the AFC Asian Cup in April.
That sidelined Raso for eight weeks and has restricted her impact for the Thorns to just four appearances this season as she just recently returned to action.
A speedy winger, who can also play as a fullback, Raso has a knack for beating players for pace and will look to make up for lost time when she takes the field for Australia at the Tournament of Nations.
Tournament of Nations 2018
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Foord and Carpenter help book Thorns' ticket to NWSL championship game
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Westfield Matildas star Raso suffers injury blow
In a devastating blow, Westfield Matildas star Hayley Raso has been ruled out for up to eight weeks with a back injury, meaning she will miss the National Women’s Soccer League finals with Portland Thorns. Raso suffered a non-displaced fracture in her back in the Thorns hard-f
NWSL wrap: Kerr at the double for Chicago
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The final round of the National Women's Soccer League regular season is fast approaching and three of the four playoff spots have now been locked away. Thankfully, the Westfield Matildas will have representatives in post-season action after several stars were on the right side
Kerr up for NWSL Goal of the Week again
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Raso takes out the NWSL's Goal of the Week
Dynamic Westfield Matildas attacker Hayley Raso has taken out the National Women’s Soccer League Goal of the Week for her brilliant strike for Portland Thorns over the weekend. Nominated alongside Aussie teammate Sam Kerr, Raso’s clinical finish in her side’s 2-0 win over Orla
Westfield Matildas duo in running for NWSL Goal of the Week
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NWSL Wrap: Raso scores in Portland's crucial win
Hayley Raso got on the scoresheet as Portland Thorns overcame Orlando Pride, in a match that featured five Westfield Matildas. Elsewhere, Lydia Williams kept a clean sheet as Seattle Reign consolidated second spot on the NWSL ladder, while Clare Polkinghorne’s Houston Dash sta
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